The winter season is pleasing and exciting. But, the change in season can also be bothersome for some. Hence, it is advised to stick to a proper exercise and diet routine to stay in top shape in the chilly season, recommends Dr Jinendra Jain, consultant physician, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road.
Below, he shares some simple tips to stay healthy and beat the winter blues.
Get enough vitamin D
Yes, winter is all about cozying up at home but you shouldn’t miss the sunshine vitamin. You must just go out in the morning and try to soak up in the sun for at least 20 minutes. This will help you to keep your bones and muscles healthy. Moreover, that daily dose of vitamin D will allow you to perk-up your mood and stay active.
This is one of the most vital things that you must keep in mind. Wear woolen clothes when you venture out of the house. See to it that you wear full-sleeved clothes.
Stay physically fit
You will have to exercise at least 150 minutes every week. One can opt for yoga, aerobics or dance at home. Exercising regularly can help keep your blood pressure levels under control and also boost your immune system.
Manage those skin woes
Winter can be harsh on your skin and make it dry and itchy. To top it all, the problem of chapped lips can also snatch away peace of your mind. Thus, it is essential to drink a lot of water and moisturise your skin from time-to-time. You will have to maintain good hygiene and wash your hands regularly.
Follow a well-balanced diet
Eat foods jam-packed with vitamin C as it will boost immunity. Try to include oranges in the diet. See to it that you eat fresh fruits and vegetables with all the essential nutrients. Opt for walnuts, foods with omega-3 fatty acids, and green leafy vegetables. Foods with omega-3 also contain antioxidants and even help enhance immunity. Ditch those pizzas, pasta, and even pastries.
Schedule check-ups and follow-ups
Health issues like asthma, cold, flu, painful joints, cough, and even sore throat are persistent during winter. Thus, you will have to stay in touch with your doctor and get to know about your health condition. Do not ignore your health, says Dr Jain.